Jet2 has cancelled all flights from the United Kingdom to both Spain and Malta.
This caused several flights in midair to turn around.
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Jet2 will add two new routes from Glasgow this summer – Almeria and Krakow.
The Almeria flights will operate weekly and Krakow will operate two days a week.
Jet2 will fly to 34 destinations from Glasgow.
Top Copyright Photo: Jet2-Jet2.com Boeing 737-800 WL G-JZHP (msn 63147) (Friendly Low Fares) PMI (Ton Jochems). Image: 946501.
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SmartLynx has issued this statement:
In December 2017 SmartLynx signed a long-term damp lease agreement for 2018 with Jet2.com.
According to the agreement between SmartLynx Airlines Ltd. and Jet2.com, SmartLynx will damp lease one 220-seat Airbus A321-200 with Latvian registration mark of YL-LCV (msn 2216) to Jet2.com from May 15, 2018 until October 31, 2018. The aircraft will operate from the base in Birmingham Airport (BHX), UK.
Smartlynx took delivery of YL-LCV on December 15, 2017 from Macquarie Airfinance Acquisitions Ltd. (Ireland).
Aircraft will fly to holiday destinations such as Rhodes, Tenerife, Lanzarote, Larnaca, Palma de Mallorca, Menorca, Ibiza, Malaga, Fuerteventura etc.
SmartLynx had a successful collaboration with Jet2.com in 2017.
Jet2.com made this announcement on December 6, 2017:
Customers on our inaugural ski flight from London Stansted to Salzburg were treated to a welcome cake and traditional ‘Mozartkugel’ at Salzburg Airport, before whizzing off to hit the slopes.
Salzburg is one of four ski destinations that we are operating to from London Stansted this winter, giving skiers and snowboarders access to the best slopes in the French and Austrian Alps.
With up to three weekly flights to Salzburg, skiers and snowboarders are spoiled for choice with 130 ski resorts, including Alpbach, Ellmau, Kitzbühel, Obertauern, Söll and Schladming, located within a three hour drive of the city.
We are operating services on Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays, giving customers great choice and flexibility, with flights perfectly timed for those looking to enjoy a long weekend on the slopes.
To celebrate the inaugural flight, customers were welcomed at Salzburg Airport with cake, and traditional ‘Mozartkugel’ (Mozart Ball) – a delicious round treat made of pistachio, marzipan and nougat, which is then covered with dark chocolate.
Jet2.com and Jet2holidays have announced another new destination from Belfast International Airport for the summer of 2018, with weekly flights to Dalaman in Turkey.
The new flights to Dalaman will depart every Tuesday from June 26 until September 25, 2018. The company will operate to 23 destinations from Belfast International Airport next summer.
The announcement also means the addition of a second new Turkish destination from the airport for Summer 2018, with a new route to Antalya also coming into operation. Other new destinations for Summer 2018 include: Almeria, Crete, Madeira, Malta, Naples, Paphos and Rhodes.
A Boeing 737-800 aircraft will be added to the fleet at Belfast International to support a 41% increase in capacity, which represents over 400,000 seats on sale for Summer 2018.
Copyright Photo: Jet2-Jet2.com Boeing 737-86Q WL G-GDFY (msn 30278) (22kg bag allowance) FAO (Ton Jochems). Image: 935465.
Jet2-Jet2.com (Leeds/Bradford) has finalized an order for three Next Generation 737-800s, valued at $288 million at current list prices.
Jet2.com previously ordered 27 Next Generation 737-800s in September 2015 and operates an all-Boeing fleet of more than 60 airplanes.
Jet2.com is a subsidiary of Dart Group PLC, a UK Aim listed Leisure Travel and Distribution & Logistics Group. The Company commenced commercial aircraft operations in 1983 and passenger flights to sun destinations from Leeds-Bradford Airport in 2003.
Jet2.com now flies over three million customers each year through a combination of package holidays and flight only services to 55 destinations across 364 holiday resorts from seven Northern departure bases.
The newer Boeing 737s will help the carrier retire its Boeing 737-300 Classic fleet.
Copyright Photo: Paul Bannwarth/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 737-86Q WL G-GDFY (msn 30278) with “Great flight times” sub-titles approaches the runway at the resort island of Tenerife at Tenerife Sur (South) Airport.
Jet2 (Jet2.com) (Leeds/Bradford) and Boeing (Chicago, Seattle and Charleston) have finalized an order for 27 Next-Generation 737-800s, valued at approximately $2.6 billion at current list prices.
Jet2.com currently operates an all-Boeing fleet of nearly 60 aircraft; however, this is the organization’s first direct Boeing order.
The new aircraft are expected to replace the older Boeing 737-300s.
The aircraft will be used to take the company’s package holiday and flight only customers to leisure destinations in the Mediterranean, the Canary Islands and also to a combination of exciting European leisure cities.
Jet2.com is a subsidiary of Dart Group PLC, a UK Aim listed Leisure Travel and Distribution and Logistics Group.
The Company commenced commercial aircraft operations in 1983 and passenger flights to sun destinations from Leeds-Bradford Airport in 2003.
Jet2.com now flies over 3 million customers each year through a combination of package holidays and flight only services to 55 destinations across 364 holiday resorts from 7 Northern departure bases.
Copyright Photo: Paul Bannwarth/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 737-8Z9 WL G-GDFR (msn 30421) with “Great flight times” sub-titles departs from Tenerife Sur.
Jet2 (Jet2.com) (Leeds/Bradford) has issued this statement concerning the rise of disruptive passenger behavior:
As the summer holiday season moves into full swing, the UK’s largest holiday companies are reporting a record double figure rise in disruptive passenger behavior. As a result, leading leisure airline Jet2.com, along with some of the UK’s biggest travel operators, is calling for industry-wide measures to tackle what has become a serious problem for the travel sector.
Phil Ward, Managing Director of Jet2.com said, “We are a family airline and holiday company carrying millions of passengers every year. These are people who have chosen to take their well-earned summer breaks with us and we want them to have a wonderful time. Therefore, under no circumstances will we allow the disruptive few to spoil the experience for the majority of the fantastic customers that fly with us.”
Jet2.com is working closely with other high profile holiday companies, industry bodies such as BATA (British Air Transport Association), the AOA (Airport Operators Association) and the UK’s leading airports, to put in place a series of comprehensive measures to tackle disruptive conduct associated with air travel.
Over the past two years, unruly and disorderly behavior often linked to excessive alcohol consumption prior to embarkation has risen drastically on-board aircraft. Cabin crew increasingly have to deal with people displaying abusive, racist and often noisy and aggressive conduct, causing misery and disruption for other passengers nearby.
Jet2.com has already put in place a series of measures under its ‘Onboard Together’ program, to educate passengers about the effects of alcohol at high altitude, and to outline its policies. It has empowered its staff to take decisions quickly regarding disruptive passengers including verbal and written warnings and, ultimately, the ability to divert the aircraft to the nearest airport to off-load particularly offensive people before flying remaining passengers onto their holiday destination. Measures also include banning disruptive passengers for life, handing them over to the police, issuing a bill for the cost of the diversion and taking legal action, post travel.
Jet2.com, along with its fellow operators, has also written to the Secretary of State for Transport, urging more decisive action from the government to help them enforce new policies to ensure unpleasant and disruptive behaviour during air travel is eradicated.
Continues Phil Ward, “By far and away the majority of the travelling public are decent people wanting to have a great holiday. We want people to have a fantastic time from the moment they start their holidays with us. Most passengers absolutely know how to behave on board, whilst having a good time too. It’s for that reason that we must stamp out this rise in disruptive behavior.”
Copyright Photo: Ton Jochems/AirlinersGallery.com. Jet2’s Boeing 737-8K2 WL G-GDFC (msn 28375) with “Points for FREE flights” sub-titles taxies at Palma de Mallorca.
Jet2 (Jet2.com) (Leeds/Bradford) is expanding operations to Alicante, Spain from three U.K. airports this autumn. A total of 42 extra flights will now be available to the Costa Blanca area from Glasgow, Leeds/Bradford and Manchester.
The new flights will operate between September 30 and November 16, 2015.
Copyright Photo: Richard Vandervord/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 757-21B G-LSAG (msn 24014) taxies at Manchester.
Jet2 (Jet2.com) and Jet2holidays (Leeds-Bradford) has added two new routes to its ever expanding summer of 2016 program, announcing new routes to Girona (Costa Brava), Spain from Glasgow, Manchester and Newcastle and Naples, Italy from Edinburgh and Manchester.
Assistant Editor Oliver Wilcock reporting from Manchester.
Copyright Photo: Paul Bannwarth/AirlinersGallery.com. Jet2 operates under two brands, Jet2.com and Jet2holidays. Boeing 737-86N G-GDFS (msn 32243) prepares to land at Tenerife Sur in the Canary Islands.